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Scott Conant on the Bowery?; Tamarind’s Massive Expansion

Astoria: An Italian restaurant called Ornella Trattoria opened in the former Samba Grill spot at 29-17 23rd Avenue. [Joey in Astoria]
Chelsea: Trestle on Tenth now serves fondue on Sunday nights through February 28. A blend of Emmentaler, Gruyère, and Vacherin cheeses comes with bread cubes, speck, bündnerfleisch (a dried meat), steamed potatoes, and cornichons, for $24 per person. [Grub Street]
East Village: Table 8 hasn't closed yet, but Scott Conant is already sniffing at the space. [Eater NY]
The third location of Numero 28 features pizza pie by the inch and “pizza rodízio.” Unlimited pizza and a glass of wine goes for $20 during dinner Monday through Wednesday. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Meatball Shop (serving, yes, meatballs) plans to open at 84 Stanton Street in February. [NYT]
Midtown East: Chilean sandwich shop Barros Luco introduces a lunch deal: empanada and a medium soda for $1.50. [BarrosLuco/Twitter via Midtown Lunch]
Tribeca: This month, Tamarind opens a second location at an 11,000-square-foot space at 99 Hudson Street. [Zagat Buzz]
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